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Week 16 MLB Transaction Trends: The Return of Danny Salazar

Having racked up 39 strikeouts over his last 31 IP at Triple-A, Salazar is returning to the bigs (Photo: Carlos Osorio/Associated Press). With the extra long Week 15 finally over, Fantasy Baseball owners have a full set of roster moves to play with once again as they continue to re-tool their team for the seasons second half. Here we look at the most common moves being made by position...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Akron RubberDucks honor LeBron James, roll out ‘Return of the King Burger’ (pic)

The Akron RubberDucks, the Double-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, have joined the countless Ohio-based businesses seeking to capitalize on the return of LeBron James to the Cleveland Cavaliers. And the team, like many ball clubs, both in the major leagues and minor leagues, have chosen to make a big splash by way of a […] The post Akron RubberDucks honor LeBron James, roll...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Confidence building for surging Indians

The Cleveland Indians couldn't overcome a rare poor performance offensively in dropping their series finale against the AL Central leaders, but they're feeling confident moving forward versus the Minnesota Twins. The surging Indians look to build on a promising start to their longest road swing of the season as they go after a seventh straight victory at Target Field in the...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Embarrassing: Two grown men wrestle over Torii Hunter home run ball (video)

Torii Hunter hit a two-run homer off Josh Tomlin to put the Detroit Tigers ahead by a score of 4-0 in an eventual 5-1 win over the Cleveland Indians at Comerica Park on Sunday, but it is what happened once the ball cleared the fence that makes the round-tripper a more compelling — and embarrassing […] The post Embarrassing: Two grown men wrestle over Torii Hunter home run ball...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Clippers surrender late-lead, fall To Indians, 7-5

COLUMBUS, OH – When you play a team ten consecutive times, you are going to be happy to see the back of them. That’s probably how the Columbus Clippers (54-49) and Indianapolis Indians (56-47) felt on Sunday evening after the Indians 7-5 win, one which wrapped up a slate of ten-straight games between the two squads. Sunday’s game looked like it was going in the Clippers favor...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Masterson goes five innings in rehab start

Justin Masterson pitched five innings in a rehab start for the Columbus Clippers on Sunday night. The Tribe right-hander has been on the disabled list since July 8th with a sore right knee. Masterson threw 71 pitches in the start. He allowed a pair of runs while striking out six, but was not without command issues. He walked two batters in the second inning on eight straight pitches...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Indians rotation begins to take shape for rest of road trip

DETROIT -- The Indians have set their rotation through Thursday, but just like the current series with the Tigers, it will require a little bit of shuffling. T.J. House will start Monday's series opener in Minnesota with Danny Salazar slated to go on Tuesday and Trevor Bauer on Wednesday. Corey Kluber will take the hill for Thursday's opener of a four-game set at Kansas City...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Giants Rumors: San Francisco has interest in Indians' Mike Aviles, Asdrubal Cabrera

The Giants are back to being alone in first place.  They look like they're playoff bound barring a meltdown but that won't stop them from attempting to pick up another bat that can help the stagnant production at second base.  Jon Morosi tweets out an update:As I just said on @MLBONFOX pregame, Giants considering Asdrubal Cabrera and Mike Aviles as trade options -- *if...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The WAR Room: A trio of Clippers look major league ready

The WAR Room is back again, bringing you the 2014 advanced stats for every Cleveland minor leaguer. After looking at the pitchers last week, today we focus on the hitters. Of course, it is always important to keep context in mind, just like with scouting. A pitcher who is old for his level using that experience to succeed against young, inexperienced hitters must be taken with...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Indians cruise past Clippers in standings after 15-5 win

COLUMBUS, OH - Top of the first and the Indianapolis Indians went to town. A single homer blasted into left field got the Indians on the board and they were not through. A three-run homer followed by a two run big fly put the Indians atop the Clippers 6-0 going into the bottom of the first. Toru Murata made the start for the Clippers and attempted to get his first triple-a win,...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Two Dickerson Homers, Santana Double Lead Tribe to Sweep; Indians 5, Tigers 2

Chris Dickerson wowed Indians fans with a pair of home runs Saturday night, but it was Carlos Santana who saved the day, hitting a three-run double in the top of the ninth that ultimately provided the margin of victory in a 5-2 win in the nightcap of a doubleheader. The win gave the Indians the sweep of the doubleheader. It’s their third win in a row since the All-Star break, all...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kipnis and Swisher break out for Tribe

If Friday’s win in Detroit was any sign of things to come for the Indians in the second-half, then buckle your seatbelts for a wild ride. Fresh off of a nice All-Star break of rest and relaxation for all Indians minus Michael Brantley, the Indians flashed their guns in game-one of the second-half in Detroit. The Tribe came rallying back from down 3-0 to topple the Tigers with...
Via Cleveland Sports Chat
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians Injury Update: Justin Masterson, Michael Bourn, Chris Dickerson

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Justin Masterson will begin a Minor League rehab assignment Sunday, July 20. If all goes well, he could re-join the Indians by July 25. In addition, left fielder Chris Dickerson (left hamstring) will play Friday at the Detroit Tigers, but the Indians are still making plans for center fielder Michael Bourn (left hamstring). #451657118 / gettyimages...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Brantley Robbed of Hit in AL All-Star Win

Cleveland Indians outfielder Michael Brantley made his All-Star Game debut on Tuesday night as the American League defeated the National League by a 5-3 final from Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Brantley took over in center field for the AL team in the top of the sixth inning, joining former Indians starting pitcher Scott Kazmir, who replaced Detroit starter Max Scherzer...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading the Tribe: Reflecting on the Indians at the break

The 2014 Major League Baseball season is at its unofficial halfway point. All-Star break is officially here. The best in baseball will take the stage at Target Field in Minnesota this week. Monday will feature the always exciting Home Run Derby. Tuesday will feature the All-Star Game, including Indians outfielder Michael Brantley. The break is much needed for most people around the...
Via Cleveland Sports Chat
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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